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Old 03-17-2009, 03:38 PM   #4486
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Rug....Sent you a PM there is a guy selling one on here in the for sale/trade forums....Its a good car for VTA or whatever.........Iwas gonna buy it but my buddy backed out of the deal sent you his info...
Wow that was fast,You VTA guys are the best bunch to ask questions!!! NU I allready sent him an offer hope he takes it. Limited funds right now. Thats funny you sent me the same guy's info Thanks for the help though.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:05 PM   #4487
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Wow that was fast,You VTA guys are the best bunch to ask questions!!! NU I allready sent him an offer hope he takes it. Limited funds right now. Thats funny you sent me the same guy's info Thanks for the help though.
Hey if that doesnt pan out...theres a guy on ebay with a T1 for sale already set up for VTA with a camaro body. Good luck.
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I personally would rather see long endurance races where battery swaps and driver swaps were required....I think there is a big race coming up in april that is doing this...or something similar but too far for me to drive...

We've done a TA enduro a couple times.. not super long ones yet but 1.2 hours. Three man teams with one car and a mandatory tire change. We've been doing mini and TA enduros every couple months just as a change of pace. Its a good time.
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I don't know if I missed it in the previous 150 pages, but why were 240Z's not allowed? I always thought they ran in SCCA races of the era. I'm a Nissan freak and love Z's and have a hard time not cutting/painting Nissan bodies!
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I don't know if I missed it in the previous 150 pages, but why were 240Z's not allowed? I always thought they ran in SCCA races of the era. I'm a Nissan freak and love Z's and have a hard time not cutting/painting Nissan bodies!
The car was never entered in a Trans Am race between 64 and 73.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:11 PM   #4491
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Oh, I didn't realize the years were so restricted. Anything older than 1980 is vintage/classic to me!

Also, is the VTA class also restricted by class in SCCA? The Z's were first raced in 1970, but in the C-class.
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I have a good VTA car for sale here.... http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...-car-mint.html
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Regarding the Z... you could also argue that VTA is limited to American Muscle, or that SCCA Trans-Am featured two class in that time frame; over/under 2 liter.

On that train of thought, has anyone tried or thought of trying to race a 1/10th scale under 2 liter class along side the big American muscle? If so, how would one go about limiting the speed of the U-2 class? 380 motors?

Not trying to stir the pot are start of flame-fest... just throwing some ideas out there since HPI has their new Cup Racer...
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Wouldn't the Z fall in the above 2 liters class?
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The Datsun 240Z to 280Z were considered production sports cars by SCCA as they did not have any rear seat from the factory and ran in C Production based on weight and displacement. However the same can be said for the Shelby Mustang's, they were classed in B Production with the small block Corvettes. Only the plain Jane notchback mustangs were legal in Trans Am until 1969 (Also known as A Sedan). The early Porsche 911, Afla GTA and Datsun 510 all ran in B Sedan since they were small bore GT's (less than 2.5 liters?) before that class type was created by SCCA (GT1, 2, 3, 4 & 5). I remember that the old Detroit muscled up Pony cars were called the trucks of SCCA due to their size, large lumps and live rear axles.
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That is some very good information! Now, does all that mean more bodies should be allowed, or should they be completely limited to A-sedan class?
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So in Palm Bay this weekend we'll have Evo's Cuda, Spngr311's Mustang and my Camaro... should be a good looking outing!

Either of you guys mind if i bring my World Gt? It'd be nice to get some laps on something other than a beat up basketball court.

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Sunday at Palm Bay Harley-Davidson, starting at 10 a.m. (I think, but I'm always late). Power is available, just bring an extension cord. Plenty of space, smooth concrete, definitely a great venue!
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That is some very good information! Now, does all that mean more bodies should be allowed, or should they be completely limited to A-sedan class?
Last post I saw from Doug on the Issue is that if a new body were made that was exactly the class that VTA replicates, not GTU, not another time period of Trans Am, and not another SCCA class, Then it would be strongly considered and possibly allowed by the official USVTA rules. That pretty much means a notchback Mustang, 69,70 Mustang, 70,71 Camaro, Javelin, 70 Cuda, Maybe a Falcon. I think I missed one or two, but you get the idea.

That doesnt stop you from getting a bunch of HPI cup racers with 240z shells and racing them. Just dont say that its the official USVTA. I for one would love to have one of the cup racers or for that matter, a standard 190mm TC with one of the ABC 240z shells.
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That is some very good information! Now, does all that mean more bodies should be allowed, or should they be completely limited to A-sedan class?
Believe me, none of that is news to Doug, the organizer of the class. He has his reasons for allowing the current bodies. It's all here in the thread.
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